Adoptions will be finalized in courthouse ceremonies across the state on Tuesday as part of Michigan Adoption Day.
As part of that celebration, four Oakland County families will welcome new children into their homes at a special adoption day ceremony inside the county board of commissioners auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, beginning at 9 a.m.
Family division judges will celebrate the countys 15th annual event, which coincides with events held at over 30 other courts around the state, which highlights the importance of adoption and the needs of children in foster care.
In 2016, 313 children were adopted compared to 387 in 2015 and 288 in 2014. The number adopted out of foster care has increased from 106 in 2014 to 153 in 2016.
The adoption ceremony will be led by Chief Circuit Court Judge Nanci Grant and Oakland County Circuit Court Family Division judges including Mary Brennan, Lisa Gorcyca, Lisa Langton, Jeffrey Matis, Karen McDonald and Victoria Valentine.
Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Amy Ronayne Krause will be on hand to present a proclamation and celebrate the adoption finalizations as well.
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